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East Kit Hill Mine

East Kit Hill Mine was a copper/tin mine working in the 19th century and as far back as the 16th century. It lies on the lowest slopes of Kit Hill, a country park run by Cornwall County Council and also a Countryside Stewardship area. An interesting mosaic of vegetation is to be encouraged including heathland, wet areas, and scrub on the buddles, settling beds, calciner and tall engine house and stack. This is the only Engine House surviving on Kit Hill. Luckett Miners' cottages are the last two tiny cottages surviving unaltered since lived in during the 19th century mining period. The cottages are being restored where necessary and will then be used as a wayside museum, which can be visited by prior arrangement in small groups. They will be furnished as they would have been when lived in by 14-20 people and with educational material relating to the vernacular architecture and the social history of the site and the mining village and mine site at Luckett. The area behind includes an open shaft (fenced) and native habitats for local wildlife.


PL17 8NJ

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01579 370411
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